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The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.


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Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!


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Go Listen Boise is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with the mission of fostering a vibrant and diverse musical culture in the Boise area.


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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are on sale at The Record Exchange starting Sept. 9!


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The Record Exchange is a proud partner with Boise's Payette Brewing Company! Enjoy Payette Brewing Company beer (and for free!) at Record Exchange events such as Record Store Day, the annual holiday Bonus Club Sale and our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!


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1. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
2. Day Breaks
Norah Jones
3. People Meet Your People
4. 22 a Million
Bon Iver
5. Walls
Kings of Leon
6. Only Ghosts
Red Fang
7. Warm Lights
Ghost Tours
8. Allergic to Water
Ani DiFranco
9. Boxes
Goo Goo Dolls
10. Revolution Radio
Green Day


September 14th, 2012


To celebrate the start of the new school year, we are teaming up with Sub Pop this September to offer you hearty discounts and opportunities to win rare Sub Pop treats!

Select Sub Pop CDs (see list below) are on sale for $9.99 all month, and one lucky customer will win a prize pack featuring a variety of rare and out-of-print Sub Pop items, including 7-inches from Beach House, Dum Dum Girls, Still Corners (flexi-disc) and The Vaselines!

Now here’s the really cool part, but we need your help. Using the tag #BeachHouseGLOW, tweet/instagram a picture of your favorite Sub Pop title from the sale display and you will get a shot at winning a way out-of-print, be-the-envy-of-all-your-friends Beach House Bloom LP on glow in the dark vinyl! (There are only 250 copies on the planet. We didn’t do well at math, but we are pretty sure that some sort of “supply” and “demand” thing makes this record rare or something.)

The ten stores with the most pictures (remember, you must use the hashtag and tag The Record Exchange!) will win the glow in the dark vinyl to be given away at their store. Photos must be posted before Monday, Sept. 17!

$9.99 Sub Pop Back to School Sale titles:

Beach House – Bloom
Beach House – Teen Dream
The Helio Sequence – Negotiations
The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
Poor Moon – Poor Moon
Father John Misty – Fear Fun
King Tuff – King Tuff
THEESatisfaction – Awe Naturale
Niki and the Dove – Instinct

March 7th, 2012


Memoryhouse will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8. As always, this Record Exchange in-store performance is free and all ages. Memoryhouse is opening for Cloud Nothings at Neurolux later that night and we have tickets for sale at the store!


Memoryhouse formed some five years ago in the depths of Southern Ontario, Canada, in a mid-size town called Guelph as a collaborative project meant to serve as an artistic outlet for composer Evan Abeele and photographer Denise Nouvion. Evan, a dedicated student of classical music and a pop-music encyclopedist, intended Memoryhouse to be a multimedia art project, pairing his instrumental compositions with Denise’s photographs and short films. Testing ways to blur the boundaries between genres, to weave a synthesis of music and photography, they experimented with themes, lyrics and multiple layers of instrumentation. Nouvion’s soft, ethereal voice anchored the frozen textures of Abeele’s compositions with frank sentimentality—a unique approach towards humanizing the electro-pop compositions they were creating. The results, at once timeless and new, were impressive and in September 2011 Sub Pop released a fully re-recorded, remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2010 self-released, digital-only EP, The Years.

The new album is called The Slideshow Effect, and its title speaks to what hasn’t changed for Memoryhouse: their continuing interest in the synthesis of the aural and the visual. It refers to the photographic/cinematic technique of zooming and panning to animate still images, often used in documentary film making to give movement to archival photographs. The 10-track album, produced by Abeele, with assistance from friend, collaborator, and occasional Memoryhouse bassist Barzin Hassani Rad, finds Memoryhouse heading toward a new clarity in composition as well as sound; a more organic direction for artists who are, in their own words, transitioning from a “bedroom recording project” into a fully realized band. Nouvion’s voice has never been more present than on the new album, which finds her stepping away from Memoryhouse’s past reverbed sound in favor of a more upfront, and intimate vocal approach. They half-seriously refer to their new sound as “Taylor Swift with Built to Spill as her backing band.” However The Slideshow Effect might be described, we fully-seriously love it.